John Tunis

Brief Life History of John

When John Tunis was born in 1727, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Tunis, was 29 and his mother, Maria Eber, was 21.

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Peter Tunis
1698–1754
Maria Eber
1706–1754
John Tunis
1727–
Henry Tunis
1736–1785
Elizabeth Tunis
1729–
Jacob Tunis
1730–
Phebe Tunis
1732–
Polly Tunis
1737–1800
Abraham Tunis
1739–
David Tunis
1741–
Nehemiah Tunis
1751–1817

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    1775

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

    1776

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Teunis (see Teunissen ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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